Lake Travis Independent School District has earned placement on the College Board’s 2017 AP® District Honor Roll, an award based on increasing the number of students taking Advanced Placement courses in high school and in increasing or maintaining scores for those final placement exams. Data for this year’s award was based on the years of 2015 to 2017, but Lake Travis ISD has earned this distinction every year since 2013.
Only 26 school districts in the state of Texas earned this distinction, with only 447 school districts in total receiving the award in the United States and Canada. Scores from AP exams can qualify students for advanced placement in college or for class credit at more than 4,000 colleges and universities worldwide. Thirty seven AP course options are available for students through this program.
Another recent district achievement for Lake Travis High School students was that a record number of 43 students earned recognition from the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Lake Travis ISD is a 6A district bound by Lake Travis on its north side, Travis and Hays County on its south side, the Pedernales River on its west side, and Lake Austin and Barton Creek on its east side. It was originally part of the Dripping Springs Independent School District and has grown since its founding in 1981 to around 10,000 students.
Eanes Independent School District was another area school district to earn the AP award. For a complete list of school districts earning placement on the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll, visit https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/score-reports-data/awards/honor-roll.